How many outfits should I bring to my headshot session?
I have lots of headshot clothing tips. Please feel free to bring as many outfits as you like. I seriously have people bring their whole closets to the studio. It’s definitely better to err on the side of caution. Please don’t bring anything that you don’t feel like a rock star in. It has to fit you well and you have to feel confident wearing it. If you want my opinion I’ll be happy to give it to you. If you’re truly torn and indifferent I’m happy to make the final decision. In the event that you don’t have anything that you love in your closet, go shopping! Leave the tags on, we’ll shoot around them. You can return them after your session.
Please remember that you book your session by “looks”. If you booked a 1-look headshot session please understand that this means that you’ll only be able to be photographed in one outfit. If you’re not sure what a “look” is, please read more about “looks” here.
Headshot Clothing Tips
- Make sure that your clothes fit well. I can’t stress that enough. If your clothes don’t fit, you’re going to look bigger than you are, and nobody wants that.
- Make sure that your clothes look new. I’m not saying you have to run out and buy a new outfit. What I am saying is that your outfit shouldn’t look old or worn out.
- Bring extra clothes. For every “look” that you book with me, bring a backup. On a one look, I usually tell people to bring an extra shirt or tie or jacket. Just bring it. I always say it’s better to have it and not need than to need it and not have it.
- Be stylish, but not trendy. Chances are you’re going to use this headshot for a couple of years. Trends have a 6-month lifespan. After that, you’ll look dated. If you can stick to something a little more classic, you’ll get some extra life out of your headshot.
- Layer things. If you’re following instructions and reacting to my instruction we’re going to have some time to spare. Bring something cool to toss on at the end of your shoot and we can knock out a few extra frames. Sometimes a cool jacket or even a fun hat can make for a great Facebook profile pic.